Good evening from the friendly confines of FIU Stadium and its open air press box. These are the kinds of Miami nights made for open air press boxes as Jackie forecasted yesterday. It's a balmy, cool evening here in the home of your Panthers as they get ready to take on the North Texas Mean Green.
Of course, any FIU game this season would not be complete without some pre-game injury news. Running back Darriet Perry has a broken right wrist sustained last week against the Blue Raiders and is done for the season. Good thing Kendall Berry has emerged. Somebody go get a rabbit's foot, throw salt over the left shoulder or get a priest to perform an exorcism on the Panthers injuries for the rest of this season and beyond.
Still, the game must go on and so shall we. Before we kick it off, your friendly GPP blog reminders:
****So that the question is not asked 500 times during the LIVE BLOG, here are your viewing & listening options for today's game:
A few reminders for all GPP LIVE BLOGS:
1) The size of the LIVE BLOG window is at its maximum, but the way the blog program works by making the window larger it takes away the scroll button. However, you can still view previous comments by using your arrow keys.
2) There are only 25 spots to be an unmoderated commentator which allows you to post comments without my approval.
If you are 1 of the first 25 to log-on AND I think you will contribute some worthwhile comments then I will go ahead and approve you as an unmoderated commentator.
3) After the 25 spots are taken up, I then have to approve each comment from each reader. So if your comment takes a minute or so to show up it's because I'm busy either writing down the previous play for my game notes, working on the NT/FIU notebook for Sunday's paper or posting on the blog at the moment. At that time, I am not able to publish what you posted, but I will eventually get to it.
Let's go blogging....